As this most exciting Rams season kicks off, we caught up with former URI star and great guy Gilvydas Biruta, skyping from Greece.
Biruta on Basketball
There’s a running joke in my house between my 19-year-old son and I. See, he goes to a university that gets great basketball news pretty much every year. For example, this year he gets to hear that his Arizona team is grabbing the nation’s top recruit.
So what’s the running joke? Every time he mentions how good the Wildcats will be, or the Patriots, or whomever, I counter with the same sentence: “Hey did I mention how good the …
We’ve been beat up, hurt, disappointed, crushed beyond all recognition. We’re the boyfriend who doesn’t trust his girl, the voter who hopes his elected official represents him well. But we’ve been burned so many times in recent years that we are afraid. Afraid to be happy, afraid to trust, afraid to…dream.
Just when we feel almost secure, a one point loss…then when we feel the swoons of the past are indeed history, a blowout loss. So …
It was a year ago this week, we were finally going to see the URI Rams up front and personal. Watch them play two games, a tough D2 opponent in Metro State and with a win, on to face one of the country’s best teams in the University of Arizona. It had been many years since this fan (class of ’78} saw this team in person.
The team was full of promise then. Dan Hurley at the helm, …